Doug cannot resist the cheap firecrackers here. You can buy a huge roll of firecrackers the size of your thumb for $2 USD. He likes to light them off in the morning. He thinks they bring us good luck. One day he went into a roadside store to buy some and the old man working…

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In the last 6 weeks we’ve seen the Apple logo on a toilet, a motor scooter, chairs. This was a new one for us. Maybe we’ve just been gone too long. Isn’t is supposed to be “Dole”? This other photo is just a shot of an impressive amount of ducks. When they cook and serve…

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It’s another scorcher today. We started walking at 4:50 am and it’s 9:30 now and we just stopped for breakfast. We’ve walked 18 km so far and are trying to get in another 12 km before it gets too hot. My weather app says it will hit 99 today. If I were at home I’d…

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It’s soooo hot here! I took a screen shot of the weather report for tomorrow. I’m not looking forward to it. Today I was torturing myself thinking about that ice bar at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas. The whole room is ice, the furniture is ice, the walls are ice, the bar top…

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Duck, Duck, Mango.

Just about every tree we pass now is some variety of mango. Every street vendor we pass is selling mangos. We pass piles of fermenting mango peels and pits high enough to climb. I swear you could catch a buzz if you just stood there long enough. The other big industry here is raising ducks….

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Because China is one day ahead of Kirkland, I know that I am the very first person to wish Morgan and Chloe a very happy birthday. Chloe and Morgan, I hope you have a wonderful and fun filled day. I will be thinking of you both tomorrow, when it is today for you ; )…

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Taking A Zero

Two nights in the sane hotel and no walking- that’s called taking a zero. We have only done that one other time in the last 5 weeks. My foot is painful and needs more rest and Doug needs to look for new sandals. A little product un-endorsement here….. the sole of Doug’s brand new Teva…

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More Hot Days Ahead

We try not too pay too much attention during the day to what the thermometer says. We drink a lot of water, take a lot of breaks and how we feel dictates how and how much we walk. The guy who stopped and gave us watermelon sent Doug 2 pictures from yesterday. One pic is…

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This morning at around 9:30 a man in a truck on the opposite side of the road from us saw us walking and offered us what we thought was one of those huge papayas. We had just had breakfast so we politely declined his offer. Six hours later and about 14 miles up the road…

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It poured on us for most of our walk todsy and it was beautiful. Once again, we were soaked from the waist down all day long but the air felt so cool that neither of us really cared. At one point I was making my way across a particularly large and deep puddle and time…

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